A. Asking for climbing
permission:The following documents
have to be sent to the Ministry of ourism,
Mountaineering Division, Katmandu, Nepal.
Endorsement of the National
Alpine Club.(if there is no Alpine Club,
endorsement of the Government of your
Short biography of all
members of the expedition (with photograph)
Map and/ or photograph
of the mountain including climbing route.
climbing permission is granted on 'first come
first serve' basis, it is therefore necessary
to enlist the expedition's name for the particular
mountain for the particular season of the
year. The listing is made when the completed
application form with all documents are received
by the Ministry of Tourism. Incase all documents
mentioned above cannot be submitted at a time,
booking is possible with only the completed
application by the expedition leader.
No fee is required to enlist the expedition's
B. Expedition with Rhino Travel Agency:
Rhino Travel Agency is a respected and Government
registered trekking company in Nepal. Rhino
Travel Agency can do all the necessary work
for the climbing permission as your local
expedition operator or local contactor as
per mountaineering Expedition Regulations.
C. Climbing Permit fee (royalty):
The leader of the expedition team
or its agent is required to compulsorily pay
the full amount of climbing permit fee (Royalty)
within TWO MONTHS of the date of permission.
Incase of Failure of the payment of royalty
within two months such permission may be CANCELLED.
The payment can be sent to Rhino Travel Agency’s
bank account by any means of money transfer.
D. Preparation In Nepal for Expedition:
Import of foods and equipment:- Invoices and
airway bill or bill of lading (four copies
each) have to be submitted to the Ministry
of Tourism for import license and customs
clearance for the import of expedition foods
and equipment to Nepal. CIF Katmandu value
is to be clearly mentioned in the invoice.
Communication Equipment:- As Walkie-talkies,
Transceiver (Wireless) sets and other communication
equipment are controlled articles in Nepal.
Please declare these articles in the customs
office (at entry point) that you wish to bring
into Nepal for use during climbing period.
Such equipments have to be collected from
the customs office by receiving permission
letter from the Ministry of communication.
For the clearance of the equipment completed
application form and invoice with catalogue
or specifications (four copies each) should
be submitted to the Ministry of Tourism (Rhino
Travel Agency ) which are latter to be sent
to other concerned government offices.
E. Filming or Documentary: Permission
is required for filming or documentary. The
Ministry of Communication must be contacted
any time for queries about filming in Nepal.
Please let us know we will take care of every
thing here in Nepal.
F. The Royalty and size of the Expedition
team "Rules effective from 1996 Spring":
More than one team maybe permitted to climb
Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) by each separate
route in one season. A royalty of US $ 50,000
has been fixed for Sagarmatha for a team consisting
of 5 members. The team may include 5 more
members provided if it pays extra US $ 10,000
for each additional member. The royalty includes
trekking fee of the team members. The team
members will be granted three months visas.
Additional US $ 20,000 will have to be paid
the team willing to scale Sagarmatha by normal
South East Ridge route.
In all regions including Khumbu, an expedition
team can have up to 5 members for the minimum
royalty, and 5 more members for the additional
The team already permitted to scale Sagarmath
will have to pay US $ 10,000 if it intends
to change the ascent route. It will have to
pay additional US $ 20,000 if it intends to
change the ascent route to normal South East
For peak other than Sagarmatha, the team will
have to pay additional 25% of the royalty
in US $ to change the ascent route.
Expedition team must complete all necessary
administrative formalities and procedures
in order to send back the garbage of the expedition
team to their respective countries, after
the completion of the expedition. Ministry
of Tourism & Civil Aviation will take
necessary monetary deposit from them, which
will be refunded after the dispatch of garbage
"Effective from 1992" the Ministry
of Tourism has fixed the price of the deposit
for the management of Garbage's by each mountaineering
team who tries to clim any peak in Khumbu
region are as follows;
* Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) US $ 4,000 or equivalent
* Other peaks above 8000 meter US $ 3000 or
* All peaks less than 8000 meters US $ 2000
or equivalent (Rs)
Royalties of the
mountain expedition (In U.S. Dollar)
(RELATING TO SUB-RULE (1) OF RULE (5) ROYALTY
Everest US $50,000 for team of to5 and US
$10 00 for each additional members/ maximum
size is 10 on each team.
above 8000 meter (except Mt. Everest) US
$10,000 for team of up to7 and US $1500
for each additional members/ maximum size
is 12 on each team.
of 7501 - 8000m./ US $4,000 for team up
to 7 and for each additional US $500.00
& maximum size is 12 members
of 7001 - 7500m/.US $3,000 for team up to
7 and for each additional US $400.00 &
maximum size is 12 members
of 6501 - 7000m/.US $2,000 for team up to
7 and for each additional US $300.00 &
maximum size is 12 members.